The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 91 100 115
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 35 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.82% 0.94% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.01% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 12 16
Average salary £57,500 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% -3.57%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £64,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1798 1491 2041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.60% 93.71% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1223 1691
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 7 £60,000 - 1
Chester +1 4 £57,500 +15.00%
Wilmslow - 2 £48,250 - 2
Macclesfield +9 1 £70,000 +40.00%
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 25 (41.67%) Java
2 24 (40.00%) Finance
3 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.33%) J2EE
4 17 (28.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (26.67%) SOA
6 15 (25.00%) UML
6 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 14 (23.33%) .NET
7 14 (23.33%) DB2
7 14 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (21.67%) CICS
8 13 (21.67%) Mainframe
8 13 (21.67%) Banking
8 13 (21.67%) Risk Analysis
8 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
9 12 (20.00%) COBOL
9 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.33%) Degree
11 10 (16.67%) Advertising
12 9 (15.00%) N-Tier
12 9 (15.00%) Migration
12 9 (15.00%) Data Migration
13 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (11.67%) SMS
14 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (11.67%) HL7
15 6 (10.00%) Oracle
15 6 (10.00%) SOAP
15 6 (10.00%) OO

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (21.67%) CICS
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) SMS
2 4 (6.67%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) WAN
3 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) SSH
5 1 (1.67%) FTP
5 1 (1.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) DB2
2 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.00%) MySQL
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.67%) Aptana Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) Sublime Text
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Banking
3 10 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) J2EE
2 14 (23.33%) .NET
3 6 (10.00%) SOAP
4 5 (8.33%) JDBC
5 4 (6.67%) JSP
5 4 (6.67%) EJB
5 4 (6.67%) JMS
5 4 (6.67%) JNDI
6 3 (5.00%) XML
7 2 (3.33%) Web Services
7 2 (3.33%) JSON
7 2 (3.33%) Apache Flex
7 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 2 (3.33%) RESTful
7 2 (3.33%) Middleware
8 1 (1.67%) HTML5
8 1 (1.67%) CSS3
8 1 (1.67%) WCF
8 1 (1.67%) WPF
8 1 (1.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (21.67%) Mainframe
3 9 (15.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) OS/400
2 1 (1.67%) zOS
2 1 (1.67%) SUSE
2 1 (1.67%) UNIX
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) AIX
2 1 (1.67%) HPUX
2 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (26.67%) SOA
4 15 (25.00%) UML
4 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
5 13 (21.67%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (15.00%) Migration
6 9 (15.00%) Data Migration
7 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.00%) OO
9 5 (8.33%) EAI
9 5 (8.33%) Coaching
10 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
12 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
12 2 (3.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) COBOL
3 4 (6.67%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) HL7
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) EMC
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) Brocade
5 1 (1.67%) Isilon
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Juniper
5 1 (1.67%) BMC
5 1 (1.67%) CA
5 1 (1.67%) NetApp
5 1 (1.67%) JBoss
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